Calendar

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Evening Service and Meditation
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Jan
20
Sat
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Book study. Currently studying the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, translated by Red Pine.

Daily Meditation
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jan
22
Mon
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Evening Meditation
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
23
Tue
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Evening Meditation
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
24
Wed
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Jan
25
Thu
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Evening Service and Meditation
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Evening Service and Meditation
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Block Sitting Meditation, chant the Heart Sutra in English

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Sesshin: Month’s End All-Day Sitting
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Morning Segment

Interview Protocol: Interviews with Sokuzan may begin in the morning. Please sign up on the whiteboard hanging in the kitchen. If you cannot stay for the entire sesshin and wish to have an interview, please note the time you will be leaving next to your name so arrangements can be made to accommodate your schedule.

Aside from the Morning Service, the morning segment will be Block Sitting. This means that there will be no gongs or scheduled walking meditation for this “block” of time. You may sit the entire period (not required) or, if you feel you need to, you can also do walking meditation on your own (slow kinhin style). Please feel free to use the restroom or get water or tea as needed and return to your cushion.

9:00 AM – Sitting (Chant Morning Service)
12:00 Noon – Lunch at A Taste of India – 215 W. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek (each diner pays for own meal)

Afternoon Segment
(Interviews with Sokuzan continue).

1:15 PM – Samu (Work) Session – (Gather in Zendo to bow in and receive work assignments)
2:45 PM – Break
3:00 PM – Sitting
3:30 PM – Walking
3:40 PM – Sitting
4:10 PM – Tea Break
4:30 PM – Sokuzan’s talk
5:30 PM – Supper at local restaurant (each diner pays for own meal)

Evening Segment
(Interviews with Sokuzan continue).

7:00 PM – Sitting (Chant Heart Sutra in English)
7:30 PM – Walking
7:40 PM – Sitting
8:10 PM – Walking
8:20 PM – Sitting
9:00 PM – Closing chants and final gong

(Try to enter when walking meditation is occurring if you can, but you may come and go as your own schedule permits).

Jan
29
Mon
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Evening Meditation
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
30
Tue
2018
Samu: Daily Work
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Daily work period or samu.

Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Footsteps Dharma study group. Currently studying the Majjhima Nikaya: The Middle-Length Discourses (of the Buddha).

Evening Meditation
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Footsteps: Book Study
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm